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Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer, to Appear at ‘Metal Masters Clinic2 ‘ Next Month

It should be good and loud, just like the first time.

On Sept. 12, a second ‘Metal Masters Clinic’ is set to commence, this time at the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan’s Times Square. Members from Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer — three of the legendary “Big 4″ thrash-metal bands that will rock Yankee Stadium two days after the clinic — will be on hand to share anecdotes and rattle the rafters.

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Bret Michaels Pulls Out of Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half-Marathon Show Due to Illness

It was supposed to be nothin’ but a good time. But the finish line at the XSport Fitness Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half-Marathon on Sunday was slightly less celebratory than originally planned after post-race performer Bret Michaels had to back out due to illness.

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Smashing Pumpkins Plot Fall US Tour in Advance of New Studio Album

With new music to preview and two relatively new members in the band, the Smashing Pumpkins are scheduled to begin a 12-date U.S. tour in Los Angeles on Oct. 5.

The dozen concert dates are being described as a warmup to a big year of touring in 2012, which is when the Pumpkins will release their in-progress studio album, ‘Oceania.’

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Linkin Park Will Reward Its Most Charitable Fans With ‘Secret’ LA Show

Linkin Park often encourages its audience to make charitable contributions, acknowledges singer Chester Bennington.

So when they put out the call to raise money for tsunami relief in Japan, Bennington and his band mates decided to give their fans some extra incentive. And it’s a good one for both sides. Raise $500 by Aug. 24 for the band’s Music for Relief charity, and you and a guest can attend Linkin Park’s “secret” show in Los Angeles on Aug. 31.

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Motley Crue Tribute Includes Jack Daniel’s Bottles to Raise Money for Charity

Through the years, Motley Crue has spent a lot of time rocking Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif., with the legendary Whisky A Go-Go club among its many haunts.

So if any band deserves to be honored at the 2011 Sunset Strip Music Festival, it’s the Crue. The tribute, set for Aug. 18, is going to involve real whiskey: special-edition bottles of Jack Daniel’s, with proceeds going to a charity that’s very dear to one Crue member.

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Former Coheed and Cambria Bassist Michael Todd Indicted in Massachusetts

It’s gone from bad to worse for ex-Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd.

A grand jury in Massachusetts’ Bristol County has indicted Todd, who was arrested in July for allegedly robbing a Walgreens in Attleboro just hours before his then-band was to open for Soundgarden in nearby Mansfield.

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A Cancer-Free Tom Hamilton Is Ready to Tour with Aerosmith

Tom Hamilton will be back in the proverbial saddle this fall when Aerosmith tours South America, Mexico and Japan.

But life in recent years has been anything but the same old song and dance for the tall, blond bassist, who is currently cancer-free thanks to a radical — and somewhat risky — treatment method.

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Classic Ford Model T Once Owned by Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham Is on the Market

In the 1976 film ‘The Song Remains the Same,’ the four members of Led Zeppelin each had scenes showing them outside of the rock ‘n’ roll realm.

Drummer John Bonham, an avid car collector, can be seen driving a 1915 Ford Model T — and that very vehicle can now be had, its current owner says.

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Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons to Cover Early History of Kiss in Upcoming Book

Who better to tell the story of Kiss‘ early years than the two members who have been with the band for its entire run?

Guitarist Paul Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons are working with journalist Ken Sharp on a forthcoming book titled ‘Nothin’ to Lose,’ which chronicles the band’s birth through the success of the double-disc concert collection ‘Alive.’

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Star-Studded Eighth Season of ‘That Metal Show’ Begins August 20 on VH1 Classic

A who’s who of hard rock heroes will grace the Los Angeles set of the VH1 Classic series ‘That Metal Show,’ which begins its eighth season Aug. 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

The impressive guest list includes Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Slipknot/Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor.

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